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10 Notre Dame J. Int'l Comp. L. i (2020)

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


Dear Readers:

I am excited to share with you our first issue of Volume 10. This issue marks our tenth year in publication and
is a testament to our Journal's consistent contribution to the advancement of international and comparative law.
The  theme that underlies Issue 1 is Cybersecurity as a National Security Interest, the topic of our 2019
Symposium.   While these works all vary in their proposed solutions, each addresses the role international law
can and should play in cyberspace.

We  begin Issue 1 with an Article that discusses the legality of intentional cyber misconduct used for national
security purposes. In particular, Professor Mary Ellen O'Connell's Article focuses on a principle found not only
in international law, but in all law: legality. This Article points out that many ideologies challenge respect for
the rule of law today. In turn, Professor O'Connell dispels the notion that cyberspace is a law-free zone. Next,
Professor Jeff Kosseff argues that collective countermeasures are the correct normative approach to threats in
cyberspace. This Article notes that, because the cyber threats that states face are often transnational, the ability
to preempt and mitigate such harm should be as well. The next piece, written by Professor Ido Kilovaty, evaluates
the manner  in which international law protects non-state victims. As a solution to this problem, the Article
explores the extraterritoriality of human rights and whether the application of international human rights law is
sufficient in the context of cybersecurity. The fourth Article, written by Professors Clive Walker and Ummi Hani
Binti Masood, discusses the possibility of conceptually conceiving a significant domestic legal response to a
cyberattack. Further, they analyze whether a domestic  legal response can be comprehensively  devised in
response to international cyberattacks. Finally, our Issue is rounded off with two Notes written by Notre Dame
Law  School students and members  of the Journal. In the first Note, Sarah DeAgostino explores the pertinent
topics of net neutrality and platform neutrality. In doing so, she compares the regulatory approaches taken by
the European Union, France, and the United States. Ultimately, DeAgostino evaluates each approach based on
their economic and social impacts. She then concludes with a recommendation  for the United States' future
regulation of the Internet. In the second Note, John Morris investigates the issue of rural electrification in sub-
Saharan Africa. Though  he recognizes there is much work  to be done in the future, Morris argues that the
impediments  surrounding electrification in this region can be mitigated by using the tools of investment, support,
and regulation.

On  behalf of the Journal, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to our loyal readers who allow us to
continuously push the Journal forward. As we enter our tenth year of legal scholarship, we can confidently say
that we are here to stay. I would also like to thank our faculty advisors, Professors Mary Ellen O'Connell and
Sadie Blanchard, as well as the Journal's Executive Board and Editorial Staff, for their dedication to the Journal.

Yours in Notre Dame,





Brad A. Rocheville,
Editor-in-Chief Volume 10

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